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Emmy Winner Thomas Kail Teases GREASE LIVE 2Emmy Winner Thomas Kail Teases GREASE LIVE 2
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Speaking to the press following their Emmy Award win for for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! earlier this month, directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski teased the idea of bringing GREASE LIVE 2 to television. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John MulaneyPreviews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way!  Performances begin tonight, Friday, September 23, for their acclaimed masterpiece, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, directed by Alex Timbers, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

GREASE LIVE's Thomas Kail Wins Emmy Award for Best Direction For a Variety SpecialGREASE LIVE's Thomas Kail Wins Emmy Award for Best Direction For a Variety Special
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 18, 2016

Thomas Kail has won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! (more...)

Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld beginning at 8pmET on Sunday, September 18th for live coverage of the 68th Annual EMMY AWARDS (more...)

First Look as Rachel Tucker Returns from Broadway to Lead 10th ANNIVERSARY WEST END Cast of WICKEDFirst Look as Rachel Tucker Returns from Broadway to Lead 10th ANNIVERSARY WEST END Cast of WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release new production pictures of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Rachel Tucker returns to the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre following an acclaimed engagement on Broadway. Her remarkable performance has won her both a WhatsOnStage Award and a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award. (more...)

 Willemijn Verkaik Returns to WICKED this January! Willemijn Verkaik Returns to WICKED this January!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as 'Elphaba' and Sue Kelvin as 'Madame Morrible' from Monday 30 January 2017. Sarah McNicholas will also join the cast as 'Nessarose' on the same date. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch GREASE LIVE Producer Marc Platt Accept His Emmy!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch GREASE LIVE Producer Marc Platt Accept His Emmy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2016

Below, watch as Platt accepts his Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program! (more...)

Grease: Live takes the Emmys!Grease: Live takes the Emmys!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Grease: Live has made musical theatre history in tonight's Emmy's. Not only did it the production receive the highest number of Emmy nominations for any live musical - ten categories in total - but it has won four of those! (more...)

WICKED Releases Original Cast Recording On Vinyl!WICKED Releases Original Cast Recording On Vinyl!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Currently the 10(th) longest- running show in Broadway history, the blockbuster musical WICKED will celebrate its 13(th) Anniversary this October 30(th). Today, September 9, in conjunction with this milestone, the GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum Original Cast Recording has received its first-ever wide release on vinyl as a double LP via Verve/UMe. (more...)

Leone Film Group Joins Amblin's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA as Production PartnerLeone Film Group Joins Amblin's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA as Production Partner
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Leone Film Group S.P.A. (LFG) is coming on board as a production partner on Amblin Entertainment's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. (more...)

West End's WICKED Opens New Block of Tickets, Welcomes New Stars Next WeekWest End's WICKED Opens New Block of Tickets, Welcomes New Stars Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 22nd new booking period, on Monday 5 September 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 4 November 2017. (more...)

WICKED Announces Ticket Lottery For South Bend PerformancesWICKED Announces Ticket Lottery For South Bend Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which comes to South Bend at The Morris Performing Arts Center with performances from September 7-18, 2016. Broadway Theatre League is proud to present WICKED as part of the 2016-17 Broadway in South Bend Series.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Morris Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

AUDIO: WICKED's Makeup Supervisor Craig Jessup, From The Macy's Counter To BroadwayAUDIO: WICKED's Makeup Supervisor Craig Jessup, From The Macy's Counter To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

Hosted by current WICKED on Broadway cast members Dawn E. Cantwell, who plays Nessarose, and Zachary Noah Piser, who plays Boq, the six-part podcast series, "Inside WICKED: Origin Stories" puts a spotlight on members of the WICKED family to find out how they got to where they are. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anita Dobson and The New Cast of WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Anita Dobson and The New Cast of WICKED
by Nora Dominick - Aug 31, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible and the new principal cast who join the production from Monday 5 September 2016. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Dobson and the whole cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Released for New Musical Film, LA LA LANDPhoto Flash: Artwork Released for New Musical Film, LA LA LAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. (more...)

Does New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Have It In For OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland?Does New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Have It In For OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland?
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

The single-panel satirist struck again this week with another skewering of the Broadway-bound codgers. (more...)

Julie Andrews Reacts to MARY POPPINS RETURNS CastingJulie Andrews Reacts to MARY POPPINS RETURNS Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Emily Blunt can officially add the approval of the original Mary Poppins herself to a growing list of accolades. According to Entertainment Weekly, when Rob Marshall, the director of the upcoming film, first told Julie Andrews the top-secret news that Emily Blunt would be playing the titular character in the highly-anticipated sequel, her reaction was, 'Oh, wonderful!' (more...)

World Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film FestivalWorld Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

Get in Line! Box Office Opens Friday for OH, HELLO on BroadwayGet in Line! Box Office Opens Friday for OH, HELLO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Get in line! The Lyceum Theatre box office (149 West 45th Street) opens this Friday, August 26th at 10am for tickets to OH, HELLO on BROADWAY. (more...)

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